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Posted: Sep 23, 2020
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Rockwell Automation Foundations Lab Premier Integration Demo

Rockwell Automation presents Premier, the ultimate controller and device integration system. Connecting controllers, VFDs, and other components over one ethernet, this system allows complete configuration and control over drives in one program. Easy to navigate and access, Premier is the perfect tool to manage and track systems, even remotely.

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Posted: Sep 4, 2020
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Three (3) Steps to Ensure Your PLC Program is Safe Against Power Loss

Unlike older programmable logic controllers, Logix PLC's contain non-volatile memory and no longer require the use of a battery. Follow these simple steps to save a copy of your PLC program to the included SD card and save yourself from days of downtime.

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Multiple Devices, Tags and Tag Maps

Using devices, tags and a tag map, the Universal Industrial Gateway facilitates new machine integration, network modernization and legacy device connections on the plant floor.
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Spectrum Controls' Universal Industrial Gateway

Integrating devices with multiple protocols is quick and easy with Spectrum Controls' Universal Industrial Gateway. In just minutes users have access to nine different protocols across five different ports.
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9 Protocols + 5 Ports

With nine protocols and five ports Spectrum Controls Universal Industrial Gateway is the swiss army knife of gateways.
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Posted: Mar 17, 2017
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Author: Peter Plough

Find out the Lifecycle Status of your Product

This easy to use search tool from Rockwell Automation allows you to check the lifecycle status of your Rockwell products. The Product Lifecycle Status Tool enables users to determine status for Allen-Bradley PLCs, HMIs, Variable Frequency Drives, Motion Controllers, Distributed I/O and Network Interfaces.  Here’s a quick guide on how to find the page and search for your product’s lifecycle.

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November 19-20, 2014 | Anaheim, CA

Get ready for the annual Automation Fair event from Rockwell Automation – this year’s event will take place in Anaheim, CA, Nov 19-20. This is a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends, technologies and solutions in automation and admission is free!

Buckles-Smith is providing travel packages for those who RSVP with us, our travel packages include:

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Buckles-Smith's Tech Blog features the latest news on industry technology and commentary from our resident experts.

You've got questions, we've got solutions. With ten application engineers on staff, Buckles-Smith's Tech Blog features the latest news on industry technology and commentary from our resident experts.

We hope this Blog will help you solve most, if not all, of your technical problems. Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any requests or questions/topics you would like to see discussed!

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